David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 8/28 & 8/29) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick, and Paul Conti, Assistant Professor in the Communications Department at The College of Saint Rose. On this week's show they talk about covering Donald Trump, Melania Trump suing the Media, frustrations for Journalists using the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), a letter on press freedom rankings and much more.

(Airs 8/28/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: A look inside a recent Assembly hearing on the Governor’s economic development programs, a conversation about the relationship between the Governor the Mayor of New York City between our political observer Alan Chartock and Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett, and our Pat Bradley speaks with 21st district house Republican Elise Stefanik.

(Airs 8/25/16) Host Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with renowned author Harold Holzer, a leading authority on Lincoln and the Civil War and Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation about his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

(Airs 8/21 & 8/22/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about Donald Trump threatening the press again, The Psychiatric Question: Is It Fair to Analyze Donald Trump From Afar?, whether a new law will really make Illinois’ FOIA stronger?, Broadcasters getting ‘videobombed,’ and much more.

(Airs 8/21/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: An ethics reform measure approved by the legislature at the end of the legislative session still hasn’t been signed by the Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s relationship with state democrats, and A local mayor and a Congressman joined forces to call for additional federal funding to remediate Brownfields.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock speakes with WAMC's David Guistina about Ryan Lochte and his fellow olympic swimmers lying about being robbed at gunpoint, Donald Trump says he has regret over things he's said, and New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli defends his staff after Governor Cuomo criticized an audit by the Comptroller's office.

OLYMPICS

Bolt, Eaton win gold...Swimmer's story not holding water

RIO DE JANIERO (AP) — Usain Bolt's speed, Ashton Eaton's athleticism and Ryan Lochte's allegation were among the highlights during the Rio Olympics on Thursday.

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny today.  Highs in the mid to upper 80's.

Mostly clear tonight. Lows in the lower 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow with a bit more humidity.  Highs in the upper 80's.

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

(Airs 8/18/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with John Hall, Former 19th District Congressman, musician and founder of the band Orleans about his new book Still The One: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Journey to Congress and Back.

WAMC’s Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC's David Guistina about Brazil pulling two U.S. swimmers off a plane with doubts about their robbery story, Donald Trump's new campaign chief and whether it's a sign he'll remain aggressive, and more.

Jim Kevlin, Publisher Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal and All Otsego.com, talks about a Cooperstown Olympian competing in the triathlon on Saturday in Rio.

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds today with a passing shower or thunderstorm.  Highs in the mid 80's.

Partly cloudy tonight. Lows in the lower to mid 60's.

Mostly sunny tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 80's.

OLYMPICS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Three American swimmers are expected to give statements to Brazilian police today about how they were reportedly robbed early Sunday morning in Rio de Janeiro.

WAMC's Political Observer Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with WAMC's David Guistina about flooding in Louisiana and its ties to climate change, Donald Trump demotes his Campain Chairman Paul Manafort, and hires Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC,  Trump's use of ousted Fox News Chief Roger Ailes as an advisor, whether it's fair to psychoanalyze Donald Trump, and more.

Judy Patrick, Editor of the Daily Gazette, gives WAMC's David Guistina a preview of the $17.5 million pedestrian bridge over the Mohawk in Amsterdam, which will open Labor Day weekend.

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Increasing sunshine and becoming breezy today the humidity dropping during the afternoon.  Highs in the lower 80's.

OLYMPICS

More medals for Team USA

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles and Aly Raisman average 4-foot-11 in height, but they cast a very long shadow on the medal podium.

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy, breezy and more humid today with showers and thunderstorms likely, some strong to severe.  Highs in the lower to mid 80's.

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Update on the latest in sports:

OLYMPICS

Biles settles for bronze

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The drive for five is over. American Simone Biles was trying to become the first female gymnast to capture five gold medals at a single Olympics when she began the balance beam competition at the Rio Olympics on Monday. But she had to settle for bronze following a flawed performance, wobbling during the middle of her routine and landing awkwardly while completing a front somersault. Biles had to grab the beam with both hands to avoid falling down and eliminating herself from medal contention. U.S. teammate Laurie Hernandez claimed the silver medal in an event won by Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands. The 19-year-old Biles will be in the mix for another gold on Tuesday in the floor exercise finals.

Here's Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast

A mix of sun and clouds today.  Not as hot or as humid.  Highs in the mid 80's.

Mostly cloudy tonight. Lows in the mid 60's.

Mostly cloudy and more humid tomorrow with showers and thunderstorms likely.  Highs in the lower to mid 80's.

Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, joins WAMC's David Guistina to talk about the morning political headlines in New York state.

More gold for Biles

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles has become the first American female gymnast to win three gold medals in one Olympics, and the first to claim one on the vault.

(Airs 8/14 & 8/15/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the difficulty of objectivity for Journalists when covering Donald Trump, sexual harassment scandal grows at Fox News beyond Roger Ailes, and Glenn Beck and the Boston Marathon Bombing source.

(8/14/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo has not been getting along with other Democrats in the state this summer, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo’s comments about fellow Democrat and State Comptroller Dinapoli, and NY US Senator Charles Schumer makes stops upstate.

GOP Chair Ed Cox
GOP Chair Ed Cox

(Airs 8/11/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ed Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

(Airs 8/11/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Proctors Theatre CEO Phillip Morris and Christine Sheehan Director of Proctors Educational Program.

Barbara Jordan
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The Power of Words: Alan Chartock speaks with Professor, Author, Activist, and Albany Common Council Member Barbara Smith about Barbara Jordan’s Keynote Address to the 1976 Democratic National Convention.

(Airs 7/31 & 8/1/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about press coverage of the Democratic National Convention, why the press is lucky to be in Philadelphia, not Istanbul, a listener letter about Roger Ailes, and much more.

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